Near about 200 terrorists still active in Kashmir: Government

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New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha which is the upper house of the Parliament was today informed that about 200 terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir state with nearly 105 of them successfully entered in the country during this year till the month of September.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written communication mentioned that 105 terrorists have infiltrated into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir during the year 2016.

The Minister said, “As per available inputs, nearly 200 terrorists are active in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.”

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He said the government in coordination with the state government has adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain cross-border infiltration which, interalia, includes strengthening of border management and multi-tiered deployment along the international border/Line of Control.

The Minister said that there is a immediately requirement of steps which include construction of bunkers and culverts/bridges on nullahs, use of improved technology, weapons and equipment for security forces.

He further added that we need to improve intelligence and operations coordination, installation of border floodlight on the International Border and synerzising intelligence flow to check infiltration and proactive action against terrorists within the state.

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Ahir in his reply to a separate question asked by Kiren Rijiju, said the government has decided to install a modern anti-infiltration mechanisms on borders for which Rs 10 crore has been allocated for one of the projects.

On other hand Rijiju in this regard said that pilot projects of technological solutions in the form of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) have approved for Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders.

He said it is basically an integration of manpower, sensor networks, intelligence and command and control solutions and includes inter alia Electro-Optic Sensors (high resolution day and night cameras), Radars and other devices is required on urgent basis to check infiltration.

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